Here’s what we're reading this month:
"More than ever, our clothes are made of plastic. Just washing them can pollute the oceans." via Vox
"These fibers contribute to ocean plastic pollution in a subtle but pervasive way: The fabrics they make — along with synthetic-natural blends — leach into the environment just by being washed. Estimates vary, but it’s possible that a single load of laundry could release hundreds of thousands of fibers from our clothes into the water supply."
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China stopped importing trash from other countries. Now, many cities in the US are facing a recycling crisis.
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"“A disposable product that’s built to last for centuries — i.e., a plastic straw — makes no sense,” Saltzman said, “but one that can be composted or safely biodegrades in the ocean, that’s obviously fine.”
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"EU to ban plastic plates, cups, and cutlery by 2021" via Fast Company
"The countries aren’t stopping there, either: EU member states will also have to reduce the use of plastic food containers and plastic coffee lids."
What were your top reads this month? Drop a link in the comments!